: Audio generally recorded at very low level with occasional feedback and microphone noise. Hum on Part 1 from 00:12:51 through end of recording, as on original tape. Additional Title
: Alvaro Cardona-Hine Reads Poetry Description
: This recording primarily features a poetry reading by Alvaro Cardona-Hine, a musician, visual artist, and bilingual poet (Spanish and English) whose work has been featured in various national literary publications, including The Nation, Ironwood, and Prairie Schooner.
More information on Alvaro Cardona-Hine can be found here:
- New Mexico Literary Arts | http://www.nmliteraryarts.org/blog/in-memorium-alvaro-cardona-hine-1926-20164178923
- Eclectica Magazine | http://www.eclectica.org/v10n1/glixman_cardona.html
- Cardona-Hine Gallery | https://www.cardonahinegallery.com/
Weisburd #16, part 1of 2
00:00-00:10 — Blank
00:11-12:50 — Recitation of untitled poem by unidentified poet. Recitation features various sound effects as well as musical and vocal accompaniments, including orchestral and jazz, as well as harmonica melodies seemingly performed by the poet. (cuts abruptly)
12:51-14:02 — Recording of orchestral music (uncredited). No words spoken in this section. (cuts abruptly)
14:03-29:10 — Uncredited recording of a radio broadcast discussing the USSR. The broadcaster answers listeners’ letters regarding contemporary Soviet society and Communism in the United States.
29:11-29:21 — Blank
Weisburd #16, Part 2 of 2
00:00-00:09 — Blank
00:10-01:12 — Recorded advertisement for Coastlines Magazine featuring a man and a child reciting poetry. Much of this section is inaudible.
01:13-02:22 — Recitation of untitled poem by Alvaro Cardona-Hine.
02:23-06:20 — Translation of sonnet written for Federico Garcia Lorca by Cardona-Hine. Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, as well as a member of a group of artists known as Generacion del 27, which included Salvador Dali. He is believed to have been murdered by Fascist forces in August of 1936.
06:21-07:40 — “Portrait in Aqua” – Cardona-Hine
07:41-08:36 — “Azorb” – Cardona-Hine
08:37-09:21 — “When I Come to you” – Cardona-Hine
09:22-10:07 — “Jack be Nimble” – Cardona-Hine
10:08-11:18 — Recitation of poem by Cardona-Hine entitled, “The Lost Life”, which is dedicated to Alfredo Cardona Pena. Cardona Pena (1917-1995) was a prominent Costa Rican science fiction and comic book writer that worked primarily in Mexico.
11:19-12:42 — “Eye of the Compass” – Cardona-Hine
12:43-14:25 — Translation by Cardona-Hine of poem entitled, “I Go My Own Way, and Let the People Laugh”, by Luis de Gongora. de Gongora (1561-1627) was a Spanish poet and clergymen whose work gave birth to a style of poetry known today as Gongorismo.
14:26-16:36 — Translation by Cardona-Hine of work by Alfredo Cardona Pena written in June 19, 1953 (the title of this piece is inaudible).
16:37-17:36 — Recitation of untitled poem by Cardona-Hine dedicated to Morton Sobell. Sobell was an electrical engineer that worked with Reeves Electronics and General Electric. In 1951, he was convicted of espionage and sentenced to 30 years in prison. At the time of this writing, Sobell was 101 years old.
17:37-18:24 — “The Bad Boys of History” – Cardona-Hine
18:25-20:26 — “The Company Spy” – Cardona-Hine
20:27-20:37 — Blank Call Number
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